Tuesday, February 11, 2014

two lectures last week

pieced quilt, unknown maker, c. 1850, Kentucky

Last week I did two lectures, one on Wednesday and the other on Sunday. Wednesday's lecture was about the New York Beauties, and I was visiting with the Puyallup Valley Quilters in Washington. A fun group, and I showed a whole range of New York Beauty Quilts made between 1850 and present day.

Cinco de Mayo, Buda Bee Quilters, Buda, Texas, 2008
On Sunday, I spoke about "Masterpiece Quilts, Modernism in American Patchwork" at the Portland SewDown. It was a luncheon lecture at The Nines Hotel. The unofficial subtitle was "There's something modern about that quilt", and I shared patchwork quilts made between 1810 and 1995.

pieced quilt "Economy Block", unknown maker, c. 1810, New England
"Crossroads", unknown maker, c. 1870, Texas
"Layered Fans", unknown maker, c. 1920, New York
Hexagon Diamonds, unknown maker, c. 1970, Oregon
Cross Currents Study #3, 1995, Andrea Balosky, Oregon
Doing two lectures in one week was a great way to wrap up doing lectures for the year. Quilts are beginning to travel and I'm working on some projects with the collection, so I'm taking a break from lectures to facilitate my work with the quilts. I'll get back to it in the future, and will probably say a few words at the events I'm planning in 2015.

Coming soon, an exhibit: "Masterpiece Quilts, Modernism in American Patchwork, 1810-1970" at Latimer Quilt & Textile Center in Tillamook, Oregon. Exhibit opens in March and runs through April. Stay tuned for more details, or visit Latimer's web site (click here).


  1. Love this quilt show, of these old "modern" quilts. Thanks for posting about them.

  2. Does this mean that you will not be blogging much???

    1. Nope, I'll still be here. There may be fewer quilts coming in to the collection this year, but plenty of news.